Graduate/Professional Student Senate Invites Deans to Speak

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) will inaugurate its first annual Spring Lecture Series with a talk by Richard Wood, dean of the Divinity School, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 102 Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.

The new series will bring together students and faculty from every school on campus to discuss issues of common interest. This year, the deans of the graduate and professional schools will discuss the idea of “community,” both at Yale and beyond. The talks are open to all members of the graduate and professional schools community. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the lectures and meet the deans.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., primarily in Room 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall. Exceptions are noted below. Following each lecture, there will be an informal fireside reception at the Graduate and Professional Student Center at Yale (GPSCY), 204 York St.

“It is our hope to introduce over the years a variety of exciting ideas,” says Frederick Cooke, architecture student and lecture organizer. “The GPSS sees its role in the Yale community as one of unification. Future lectures will feature members of our faculty.”

The speakers in the inaugural series will be:

Feb. 24 - Dean Richard Wood, Divinity School

March 3 - Dean Richard Benson, School of Art *

March 24 - Dean Robert Blocker, School of Music

March 31 - Dean Susan Hockfield,Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

April 14 - Dean Anthony Kronman, School of Law

April 21 - Dean David Kessler, School of Medicine *

*Deans Benson and Kessler will speak at the GPSCY.

For further information, e-mail Cooke at

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